update re craigslist announcement

update re craigslist announcement

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Please check out Striking a New Balance

Unsurprisingly, but completely contrary to some of the
sensationalistic journalism we’ve seen these past few weeks, the record
is clear that use of craigslist classifieds is associated with far lower rates of violent crime than print classifieds, let alone rates of violent crime pertaining to American society as a whole.

The relative safety of craigslist compared to print classifieds is likely due to some combination of:

  • Measures such as blocking, screening, and telephone verification
  • Community moderation via our flagging system
  • Electronic trail ensures violent criminals are quickly caught
  • Personal safety tips prominently posted
  • Unusually high level of cooperation with law enforcement

Community moderation as exemplified by our flagging system is
arguably the most successful system ever conceived for eliminating
inappropriate activity from a massive internet community. Working in
tandem with various other protective technologies, it is an inescapable
force to be reckoned with for anyone set on abusing free internet
communications across a broad array of posting types.

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vanderleun@comcast.net

Good call all around.
BTW, that positive Boston Herald item probably had input from Jules Crittenden.

CLUser

So now that these steps are being taken with the new Adult Services board, how much of an overflow back into the free casual encounters and regular personals sections will be for offers of outcalls, incalls, massages and roses?

jared

CL has taken a few punches these last few weeks – just wanted to say thanks for one of the best sites on the www. You all are doing great.

Mike (Republic of Texas)

Why does CraigsList prohibit the posting of ads for firearms and accessories in places where face-to-face firearm transfers are perfectly legal and common? Is it because you don't believe in the 2nd Amendment? Is it because you have trouble understanding that the Founding Fathers said exactly what they meant when they said, "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED"?

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